Our board is made up of people who have been carefully selected to balance deep ecommerce and technology expertise, with an entrepreneurial mindset and public company experience.

Kate Swann

Chair +

Kate Swann

Chair

Kate joined the Group as Chair in August 2019 and was appointed to the Board in January 2021. She is also the Chair of the Nomination Committee.

Kate has more than 30 years of experience leading businesses, having held many senior positions throughout her career. She was Chair of Secret Escapes from 2019 to 2021 and Chancellor of the University of Bradford from 2016 to 2021. She has extensive listed company experience, having served as the Chief Executive Officer of SSP Group from 2013 to 2019 and of WH Smith from 2003 to 2013. Prior to this, Kate held roles as Managing Director of Homebase and of Argos. Kate holds a Bachelor of Science with honours in Business Management from the University of Bradford and, in 2007, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bradford.

Current external appointments

Chair of IVC Evidensia, Chair of Parques Reunidos, Chair of Beijer Ref, member of the Supervisory Board of Zooplus and Director of England Hockey.

Nickyl Raithatha

Chief Executive Officer +

Nickyl Raithatha

Chief Executive Officer

Nickyl is the Chief Executive Officer of the Group, having held the role since June 2018. Nickyl was appointed to the Board at incorporation on 23 December 2020.

Nickyl has significant e-commerce leadership experience, having founded Finery, an online British womenswear brand in 2014 and holding the role of Chief Executive Officer until 2017. Nickyl served as the Chief Executive Officer of the e-commerce business, Rocket Internet, a company that incubates and invests in internet and technology companies globally, from 2012 to 2014. Nickyl spent the early part of his career in financial services, where he was Vice President at Goldman Sachs until 2010 and then worked at Arrowgrass Capital Partners until 2012, leading research and investments into global technology, media and telecoms companies. Nickyl holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cambridge University

Nickyl does not hold any external appointments.

Andy MacKinnon

Chief Financial Officer +

Andy MacKinnon

Chief Financial Officer

Andy is the Chief Financial Officer of the Group, having held the role since January 2019. Andy was appointed to the Board at incorporation on 23 December 2020.

Andy has extensive operational and financial leadership experience in e-commerce, having previously held roles as Chief Financial Officer of Wowcher, an online consumer business, from 2015 to 2018 and as Chief Financial Officer of The LateRooms Group, an online travel agency, from 2012 until 2015. Prior to that, he worked at Shop Direct Group (now The Very Group). Andy spent his early career working in corporate finance with professional service firm Deloitte and at HSBC’s investment banking division. Andy holds a Bachelor of Science with honours in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester and has, since 2009, been a Fellow of the ICAEW, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1999.

Andy does not hold any external appointments.

David Keens

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director +

David Keens

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

David joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in January 2021. David is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chair of the Audit Committee.

Background and experience David brings a breadth of experience in online, consumerfacing businesses, together with core skills in finance. He was Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of J Sainsbury from 2015 until July 2021. He was formerly Group Finance Director of NEXT from 1991 to 2015 and Group Treasurer from 1986 to 1991. Previous management experience also includes nine years in the United Kingdom and overseas operations of multinational food manufacturer Nabisco and, prior to that, seven years in the accountancy profession. David is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Current external appointments

Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Auto Trader Group

Susan Hooper

Independent Non-Executive Director +

Susan Hooper

Independent Non-Executive Director

Susan joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in January 2021. Susan is the Chair of the Remuneration Committee, the Designated Non-Executive Director (“DNED”) for workforce engagement and the Non-Executive Director responsible for oversight of ESG matters.

Susan has broad non-executive experience. She has a focus upon ESG and is a founding Director of Chapter Zero, which promotes corporate awareness of climate change. Susan has previously been a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Affinity Water and a NonExecutive Director of Rank Group, Caresourcer, Wizz Air and the Department for Exiting the European Union. Prior to this she was Managing Director of British Gas Residential Services and Chief Executive of Acromas Group’s travel division (including the brands Saga and the AA). She has also held senior roles at Royal Caribbean International, Avis Europe, PepsiCo International, McKinsey & Co and Saatchi & Saatchi. Susan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in International Politics and Economics from the John Hopkins University.

Current external appointments

Non-Executive Director of W.A.G. Payment Solutions, Chair of Tangle Teezer, Acting Chair of Carbon Gap and Non-Executive Director of Uber Britannia. Director of Chapter Zero.

Niall Wass

Independent Non-Executive Director +

Niall Wass

Independent Non-Executive Director

Niall joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in January 2021.

Niall has deep experience in the online consumer business space. He is a Partner at Atomico, an early and growth stage venture capital fund, where he helps digital consumer portfolio companies with their growth strategy and scaling. He previously held the position of Chair and Independent Non-Executive Director of Trouvo. Niall has spent over 15 years as CEO and COO in early-stage tech-enabled consumer businesses. His most recent operational role was as part of the Executive Team at Uber, leading the international business into 50 countries. Niall holds degrees in Economics from Oxford University and Birmingham University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Current external appointments

Chair and Independent Non-Executive Director of World of Books, Glovo, Vay.io and Vivino. Non-Executive Director (in his capacity as a Partner at Atomico) at each of Koru Kids, Habito and Jobandtalent.

Simon Davidson

Non-Executive Director +

Simon Davidson

Non-Executive Director

Simon has been a Director of the Group since 2016 and was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in January 2021. He serves as a Nominee Director, appointed under the terms of the Relationship Agreement.

Simon Davidson is a Senior Partner at Exponent, where he invests in the consumer sector. In addition to leading Exponent’s investment into Moonpig in 2016, his other realised investments at Exponent include the Ambassador Theatre Group and Quorn Foods. Prior to joining Exponent in 2008, Simon worked at Apax Partners and OC&C Strategy Consultants. Simon holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oriel College, Oxford.

Current external appointments

Senior Partner, Exponent. Non-Executive Director (in his capacity as a Partner of Exponent) in Evergreen Garden Care, Gü, Photobox, Vibrant Foods, Warp Snacks and Wowcher and Director of the Unicorn Children’s Centre.

ShanMae Teo

Independent Non-Executive Director +

ShanMae Teo

Independent Non-Executive Director

ShanMae joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 27 June 2022.

ShanMae has extensive experience in driving growth with organic and M&A strategies through executive and investor roles. She is currently Chief Financial Officer at Third Bridge Group, a primary research provider and expert network. Prior to that, she was Chief Financial Officer and a Board Director at the Ambassador Theatre Group. She has over ten years of experience as a private equity and venture capital investor at Providence Equity Partners and M/C Venture Partners, focusing on consumer, media and technology sectors. Prior to that, she held roles in strategy consulting and investment banking at Bain & Company and Salomon Smith Barney. ShanMae holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Boston College and an MBA from INSEAD.

Current external appointments

Chief Financial Officer of Third Bridge Group and Director of Opera Holland Park.